Persuasive Essay On Nutrition And Nutrition

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Third, schools need to implement a program that focuses on nutrition and the importance of physical activity. There should be a program that is set up by the state, that is required, that every school should follow. This program will ensure that the schools follow a set of guidelines that will promote healthy eating and physical activity. This program should be led by a council made up of parents, teachers, and health care providers. In addition, the program will ensure that the schools provide a healthy meal every day during breakfast and lunch. The program will set a healthy meal criterion that the schools will need to follow. Every meal should be balanced out with a protein, vegetables, fruits, and be accompanied by either low fat milk or …show more content…
Whether a child is overeating or under eating both can cause health issues, and both could lead to death. Both issues can cause a child to suffer emotionally and psychologically. Childhood obesity and child malnutrition have been linked to causing, behavioral and learning problems, and even depression. Childhood obesity can also cause the child to have a higher risk of developing heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and many other health problems. Being overweight or obese as a child can also lead to being obese as an …show more content…
Both of the governments have tried to solve their own issue. There was were early attempts by African Governments to fight against the food security problem that lasted from 1980-1985 called the Lagos Plan of Action and there was the Regional Food Plan for Africa (1978-1990), both failed due to organizational and financial difficulties (Bain et al. 11-12). The government in Africa has underestimated the issue of malnutrition, and the corruption in the area has lead to resources and state funds left in the hands of a few. This has halted any advancement in reducing malnutrition in the area due the division it has caused, all it has done is lead to violence, and further impoverishment of the population. In America childhood obesity has been addressed, and many government policies and programs have been implemented, such as, nutrition labeling on packaged foods, and educational and social marketing efforts (Novack and Brownell 1). Even though the United States has tried new policies and has launched programs to fight against childhood obesity, the obesity epidemic is still on the rise. It is obvious that the government in each country has to take serious steps in solving their own

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